Alumni

Fanice Thomas

PhD Student, Applied Social And Community Psychology
Fanice Thomas
Academic Institution: North Carolina State University Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Cohort Start Year: 2017
Research Topics: Education, Food Systems and Nutrition, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Public, Population, and Community Health
Populations Served: African-American/Black, Immigrants and Refugees

FOCUS
Fanice’s research focuses on improving health behaviors, specifically diet and exercise, in immigrant populations. Current research explores how mindsets about the fixed or changeable nature of health, as well as people’s expectancy-value beliefs, influence their intentions to engage in positive health behaviors. Ultimately, she aims to create culturally informed interventions that encourage healthy eating and exercise behaviors as a way of reducing obesity outcomes within immigrant communities.

MORE ABOUT FANICE
Born and raised in Kenya, Fanice moved to the United States to pursue her college education. Her interest in research was sparked by observations regarding differences between Kenyan and American culture in notions of the desirability and attractiveness of different body types, and how immigrants navigate them.

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